Kendall Jenner has totally taken over the modelling world in the past year, and we’re not going to lie, she’s made it look so easy.
We’ve seen her strutting confidentally down the runway for the likes of Marc Jacobs and Chanel and quickly becoming the most in-demand Fashion Week model thanks to her casual confidence and gorgeous model looks.
And despite whispers of bitchy co-models giving her grief backstage, the 19-year-old has never really admitted to having a hard ride in the industry. Until now.
In a new mega honest interview with V Magazine, the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star has said that she was practically ‘laughed at’ when she first tried to break into the tough world of modelling.
‘You have no idea how many doors closed on me and how many adults were either initially reluctant to take a chance working with me or who outright laughed at me behind my back,’ she said. ‘It was kind of hard because all I was doing was going on go-sees, trying my best to break into this business as a teenager.’
And it was only down to a few big names being open-minded about the reality TV star that she finally made it big, as Kendall explained.
‘I am so grateful to Marc Jacobs, Riccardo Tisci, Karl Lagerfeld, and Katie Grand, who took a chance on me that first season and gave me an opportunity’, she added. ‘My parents taught me that work ethic is one of the most important keys in life, and I believe it.’
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Well, that work ethic clearly paid off, and as soon as Kendall proved her catwalk prowess, the fashion contracts suddenly started rolling in – most recently, her major deal with Calvin Klein Jeans.
Speaking of her sultry new ad campaign that will be showcased on billboards in LA, and in which Kendall’s seen modelling the brand’s famous denim and classic underwear, Kendall said.
‘This will be my first billboard on Sunset, which I’m ecstatic about. It’s really humbling, and honestly, I am a pretty shy person, but being part of the Calvin campaign and seeing myself up there will be a dream come true.’
‘I might have to eat every night at the Chateau Marmont with that hanging over my shoulder. ‘Oh yeah, that little thing? I didn’t notice!'”
Kendall Jenner’s also teaming up with Fendi for a new campaign, and on their Instagram page, was recently seen working bright blonde locks. Er, has she really done a Kim Kardashian and gone peroxide?!
Well, no, it’s just a wig, but surprise surprise, she looks amazing.
Could a trip to the light side be in order for KJ in the future? We kinda hope so.